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A Song for John McCain

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What's clicking on the BPP blog, including a YouTube clip for the Republican presidential candidate that's probably too good to be be true.


We have your Jabba the Hutt beanbag chair right here on the Bryant Park Project blog, or at least a slide show of it.


That sounds gross. He was slimy.

STEWART: Web editor Laura Conaway is here to make the pitch.

LAURA CONAWAY: Good morning!

STEWART: How are you?

CONAWAY: All right. It's not hard to see why the Jabba the Hutt beanbag chair didn't really take off.

STEWART: As I said to the nice gentleman, I would not put my tuchas in that thing.

CONAWAY: No, it looks like something your puppy left.

STEWART: Or your parents told you to stay away from.

CONAWAY: Something like that, yeah, to be avoided. Those guys are pretty cool, the "Star Wars" merchandise guys.

STEWART: They're great, and they provided some really beautiful - the sketches themselves are beautiful.

CONAWAY: Yeah, they're terrific. Yeah, Ian Chillag put together a slide show of it, and it's really worth checking out Steve Ross and Jason Geyers. It's not everybody who can make such absolute gold out of their rejects.

STEWART: So true. The gumball machine, the Princess Leia headphones, the Weber grill? Yeah, exactly, what it - I'm not going to say it anymore.

CONAWAY: Go through it a little bit. There's one where they have - is it Luke Skywalker who sort of, I don't know what you would call it, but he's in front of the refrigerator?

STEWART: That's Han Solo, remember when Hans gets frozen?

MARTIN: Coming out of the frozen chemical!

CONAWAY: You guys, I stopped at "Star Wars I." I know nothing about the rest, but I have to say that the idea of having that in my kitchen on my refrigerator every day is - I wouldn't want that either, any more than I would want the Jabba the Hutt. Although I am with you on the Princess Leia headphones. I think that those are incredibly cool.

STEWART: There's lots of cool stuff. You have to go through the slide show. I've already been through it twice.

CONAWAY: You totally have to get that. Alison, you came in this morning and rang the bell on something on the blog.


CONAWAY: So I thought we'd pay a little more attention to it.


CONAWAY: It is a song - well, if you could see - if somebody could do air quotes on the radio, I'm doing them right now. A "song" for John McCain, from the McCain Girls, which is kind of making the rounds. I'm not really sure if it's listenable.

STEWART: It's a takeoff on the Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men."


STEWART: Remember that song? "It's raining men, hallelujah, it's raining men"? So these are the McCain Girls. It's a video. We assume these three women are McCain supporters. I say "assume." After you hear this, you may understand why.

CONAWAY: Let's just play it.

(Soundbite of YouTube video "Raining McCain")

MCCAIN GIRLS: (Singing) In the 2008 election, The forecast calls for rain. For the first time in history It's gonna start raining McCain!

It's raining McCain! Hallelujah! It's raining McCain! Amen!

CONAWAY: All right. This is the age of YouTube politics.

STEWART: Yeah, yeah, and sort of the sassy part of the Weather Girls is they were big ladies. They were kind of sassy and attractive, being a little...

CONAWAY: Yeah? There's some size going on here in this music video.

STEWART: Yeah. And my question was, and that's not to say anything mean about the ladies in the video, except that they have a little interesting idea of what a tune is - I watched this - I just kind of needed to have some "mental sorbet." I was studying French terrorist surveillance in Bhutan, and I said, let's just look at this video, and then I thought to myself, is this really by McCain supporters? Or this some DNC plant?

MARTIN: A ploy?

STEWART: I can't decide!

CONAWAY: It may come - I've just been blogging a little bit this morning - it may come from a comedy website, two, three, six - 23, six, I guess how you'd say it.

STEWART: Oh, sure. I think we actually had them on!

CONAWAY: They're the same people who did "Obama-sistable," which I just read has all the charms of "We Built This City," and maybe half the calories. It's YouTube - it's YouTube election.

STEWART: Well, you know what? I want people to go to our blog, watch it, and see if you think these women are really Obama supporters, I mean, McCain supporters, or if...

CONAWAY: Or really Obama supporters.

STEWART: Or really Obama supporters.

CONAWAY: There's nothing you can say, it's like, it's there. We blog it. You decide.

STEWART: Need to know. Hey, Laura Conaway, thanks a lot.

CONAWAY: Thank you.

MARTIN: That does it for this hour of the BPP. Thanks as always for joining us. We're online. We just talked about it. You can go there, our blog, I'm Rachel Martin.

STEWART: And I'm Alison Stewart. Thank you for listening to the Bryant Park Project from NPR News.

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